So yesterday my daughter gave me a haircut. She did a lovely job, and now I can hold out until New York opens up the barber shops. Oh, brave new world.
Meanwhile, Ms. Iverson pays homage to a classic board game. In truth, I never really liked MONOPOLY. Given what you need to do to win, it becomes a true drag in the latter parts of a game session. The most fun is in rushing around, buying properties, and then trading.
In any case, she's hidden multiple game pieces in the five theme answers. I didn't exactly get an aha moment because my solving took me right down the central diagonal stripe from NW to SE, so I got the revealer after only two theme answers were completed. Still, the hiding is done well, with IRONMAIDEN the strongest of the bunch in my opinion.
Of the five pieces hidden, three have been retired, namely the thimble, the iron, and the boot/shoe. Only the dog and the hat remain, which is fine, because everybody loves the dog.
But those are the tradeoffs for having so much strong theme material. On the whole, I enjoyed the solve, so I'm on the positive side, ATLAST.